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Matt Zoller Seitz

Matt Zoller Seitz
Matt Zoller Seitz's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Magazine/Vulture, New York Times,, Newark Star-Ledger, New York Press,

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 65% Cars 3 (2017) Despite its lack of originality, as well as its lackadaisical storytelling and world building, it satisfies in that amiably weird way that only a Cars film can.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
3.5/4 85% Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Captain Underpants) (2017) They've preserved Pilkey's exuberant drawing style as well as his understanding of what sort of humor is guaranteed to make young kids laugh until their sides hurt.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
2/4 62% Buena Vista Social Club: Adios (2017) Unfortunately, Lucy Walker's "Buena Vista Social Club: Adios" plays more like a well-intentioned but unsatisfying addendum to Wenders' movie and Cooder's recording.‐
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
4/4 90% Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2017) As gripping as the movie is as a legal thriller, it's even more notable as a portrait of a community.‐
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
4/4 71% Alien: Covenant (2017) This is the third best Alien movie after the first two, but don't be surprised if repeat viewings kick it up a notch.‐
Read More | Posted May 15, 2017
1.5/4 28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) Ritchie keeps rushing us along for two hours, as if to make absolutely certain that we never have time to absorb any character or moment, much less revel in the glorious, cheeky ridiculousness of the whole thing.‐
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
2/4 No Score Yet Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie (2017) Having announced in its very first scene that it isn't hung up on being a traditional mystery, Handsome goes on to prove that it's not all that interested in being a coherent movie, either.‐
Read More | Posted May 8, 2017
3.5/4 100% Rodney King (2017) It's worth seeing because of its engrossing story, which is filled with odd details you probably haven't heard before ... and for the skill with which the story has been told.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2017
1.5/4 15% The Circle (2017) This is one of those movies that has nothing and everything wrong with it. It's frustrating in a singular way.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
2/4 67% Free Fire (2017) Free Fire is neither the best nor the worst of the Tarantino wannabes; at its worst, it's tediously unoriginal, and at its best, it's funny and reasonably involving.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
3.5/4 88% The Lost City of Z (2017) Hunnam's performance is charming and lived in, easily the best work he's ever done, and scene for scene, this is a splendid film.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
3.5/4 80% Colossal (2017) The entire cast is quietly superb and the movie always knows exactly what it is and what it wants to say.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
100% Louis C.K.: 2017 (2017) A lot of this material is hilarious, but it's hard not to be struck by how dire much of it is.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
2.5/4 46% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) Power Rangers is earnest and it has a good heart. There should be more movies like it, only better-made.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
2.5/4 45% Song to Song (2017) It's a brainy concept album made up of B-sides and filler. The musicianship is superb but the songs needed work.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
3/4 85% Burning Sands (2017) You definitely come away from the experience with very mixed feelings about what you've seen and how it was presented, which feels just about right for a story like this one.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
3/4 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) A half-magnificent, half-misguided example of a 'show me the monster' movie.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
2.5/4 23% Table 19 (2017) It's worth seeing for its performances, though-in particular Merchant's. His ostrich walk and deadpan line deliveries are a continual source of delight.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
3/4 68% Contemporary Color (2017) It's more visceral than intellectual, more about rhythm and texture than imparting facts. If you decide to go where it's taking you, you'll enjoy it.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
3/4 90% I don't feel at home in this world anymore. (2017) The film is worth seeing for its interest in eccentric but realistic people, in particular Ruth, who's played with great intelligence and exactness by Lynskey.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
2/4 42% A Cure For Wellness (2017) As a fetish object, it's impressive. But as a fully satisfying feature-length drama, it's a bust.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2017
1.5/4 61% David Brent: Life on the Road (2017) Doesn't have much to add beyond a few biographical details.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
1.5/4 65% Dark Night (2017) At its prettiest and most self-indulgent, it plays like a cinematographer's reel with a massacre at the end.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
43% Gold (2017) Gold often can't seem to make up its mind to be disgusted and embarrassed by its hero's naked greed and the seeming moral vacuum at his heart, or get swept up in his adrenaline rush.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
2/4 21% Sleepless (2017) One of those movies that needed to be a lot better or a lot worse to make much of an impression.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
4/4 85% Silence (2017) This is not the sort of film you "like" or "don't like." It's a film that you experience and then live with.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
3.5/4 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Rogue One manages to succeed as both super-nerdy fan service and the first entry since the 1977 original that will satisfy people who have never seen a Star Wars film.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
2/4 66% Frank & Lola (2016) Frank and Lola ultimately feels like less of a compelling, free-standing work than a promise of better movies to come.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2016
2.5/4 89% Jackie (2016) There are two movies in Jackie. One of these movies is just OK. The other is exceptional. The first one keeps undermining the second.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
3/4 55% Rules Don't Apply (2016) It's a mess, but a glorious one, and it's so clearly the expression of one artist's vision.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
4/4 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) The funniest movie about grief ever made -- but that's far from the only remarkable thing about it.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
2.5/4 71% Bleed For This (2016) Its deep knowledge of boxing pictures and sports weepies helps the story glide along. Still, there's a deeper, more powerful tale here that remains frustratingly untapped.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
3/4 94% Hunter Gatherer (2016) A quiet, gentle film, laid back without seeming sluggish.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
2.5/4 87% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) This film is inept and beautiful, stupid and amazing. It doesn't have the words or images to express how deep it is.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
3/4 90% Into the Inferno (2016) A series of portraits of obsessed people, each painted by one of the most likable obsessives in cinema.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
4/4 95% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) Like Park's best work, it's an expressionistic, at times surreal movie that skates along the knife-edge of dreams. Every frame pulses with life, sometimes with blood.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
2/4 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) There is nothing terrible about this film, yet it fails everyone involved with it. That's the kind of magic trick that you don't want to see.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2016
3.5/4 100% Tower (2016) Tower is explanatory journalism and history, but also personally expressive, and the two impulses never cancel each other out.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
3.5/4 93% Newtown (2016) It's impossible to watch this film and feel no particular way about the killings.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
2/4 72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) Parker's approach is never dull, exactly. But it's never remarkable enough to overwhelm the suspicion that you're not being told a story here so much as being sold a career.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
3/4 89% Do Not Resist (2016) A furious and often terrifying documentary about the militarization of US police.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
3/4 34% Masterminds (2016) If smart dumb comedies hold a place in your heart, you'll like Masterminds.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
2/4 77% The Lovers And The Despot (2016) The personalities are big, the story is striking, but the treatment is unimaginative-except for the editing, which is often clever and beautiful but problematic.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
2.5/4 77% Goat (2016) Any discussion of toxic masculinity, or the ways in which brotherhood in all its forms can get twisted, is likely to be muted by second-guessing of the movie's methods.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
2/4 77% London Road (2016) These are the sorts of choices that a stage director makes when he is adapting a dark modern musical for film and has technique but no actual vision. It's toolkit filmmaking.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
4/4 99% Cameraperson (2016) One of the most original, challenging and sometimes infuriating documentaries of recent times.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
2.5/4 45% The Hollars (2016) The Hollars is just good enough to make you wish that it were better.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016
3.5/4 80% Kate Plays Christine (2016) Whenever the leading lady is talking to us and to herself, contemplating the work and what it means, the movie is riveting and unique. ‐
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2016
3/4 93% Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) The film is saved from mere competence by that Herzogian feeling, at once grandiose and self-deprecating. ‐
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2016
2/4 59% War Dogs (2016) A film about horrible people that refuses to own the horribleness. ‐
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2016